057 – Half Size Me: Weight Loss Success Story with Deanna (Life as the Fat Friend)

057_ImageIn this episode of Half Size Me, Heather interviews Deanna who once weighed 314 pounds and is successfully continuing her weight loss journey through healthier eating and fitness. She blogs about her weight loss journey at Life as the Fat Friend.

You can also check out her Facebook Page here.

From Deanna’s Facebook About page:My name is Deanna. I am 32 years old. I’m married, and the mom of three beautiful babies. And I’ve been ‘The Fat Friend’ and ‘The Fat Mom’ for over ten years now.

I have been off and on various weight loss plans for the entirety of my adult life. Then, in July 2011, after falling off the wagon of one of these journies, I found myself at less than ten pounds from 300.

I was devastated that I had allowed myself to reach that point – less than 20 pounds from my heaviest weight ever recorded, which was 314 pounds, on the day I brought my youngest home from the hospital in 2010. I hit a wall and decided to begin a journey through SparkPeople.com and this blog. 

I share motivation, inspiration, and preach self-love. I have a zero tolerance policy for ugly, so don’t bring it to my page.

In this episode, you’ll hear how 

Deanna removed deadlines to make healthy eating a permanent way of life

— a stranger’s rude, embarrassing comment pushed Deanna to share her story

— after almost ending her life due to depression, Deanna got the help she needed

— and much more!

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About Half Size Me

Half Size Me is an hour-long, weekly podcast meant to inspire you and motivate you no matter where you are on your weight loss journey. If you’re just getting started losing weight, or if you’ve started and stopped so many times you’ve lost count, this is the show for you!

Hosted by Heather Robertson, who lost over 170 pounds by learning new eating habits, getting regular exercise, and, most importantly, changing her mindset. She shares her own lessons and struggles as well as how to handle to real challenge of any weight loss journey… weight maintenance.

So, join Heather every week as she shares information, inspiration, and interviews with women who’ve learned weight loss isn’t just about losing pounds, it’s about finding yourself.

Theme music, “Walk Alone” by Jim Armstrong courtesy of MusicAlley.com.

Disclaimer: Heather is not a doctor, nurse, or certified health professional and what works for her or her guests may, or may not, work for you. So, please be sure to talk with your doctor, dietician, or other certified health professional when seeking advice about your own weight loss or weight maintenance plan. All information included in The Half Size Me Podcast and on HalfSizeMe.com is for informational and inspirational purposes only.

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After losing 170 pounds by changing her mindset, developing healthier eating habits, and making exercise part of her lifestyle, Heather decided she wanted to help others who struggled along their weight loss journey. Along with her hubby, Joel, they founded HalfSizeMe.com and the extremely popular Half Size Me Show podcast.